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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hal think had happened to the item his oldest son has found?
(a) It had been given away.
(b) It had been thrown into a well.
(c) It had been burned.
(d) It had been torn to pieces.

2. Who is Seth to Richard Hagstrom?
(a) His nephew.
(b) His brother.
(c) His son.
(d) His uncle.

3. What reasoning does the narrator use for thinking about Maureen from time to time?
(a) He is older and doesn't sleep well.
(b) He doesn't offer a reason.
(c) She was a very attractive woman.
(d) He feels guilt for what happened to her.

4. Who is the subject of Homer's story?
(a) A run down hobo.
(b) Mr. Todd.
(c) A ghostly child.
(d) Ophelia Todd.

5. To what does King's friend compare the pay King receives for "Word Processer of the Gods"?
(a) The pay of a lower rank secretary.
(b) The pay of a New York plumber.
(c) The pay of a first rate novelist.
(d) The pay for a college student's article.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Richard get the word processor?

2. What message does the Greek send to Mike?

3. What does Randy do after 24 hours alone?

4. How much does Mike Scollay offer to pay the band?

5. What does Curt begin to focus upon when he enters his room?

Short Essay Questions

1. The creator of the teleportation device used in the jaunt first experimented with mice. What is the significance of the first trip taken by the mice?

2. "The Wedding Gig" is rife with metaphors, figures of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. For example, "Love is a rose" is a metaphor. Identify a metaphor from "The Wedding Gig" and identify the two things being compared.

3. In "The Raft," Deke twice stops Randy from attempting to save Rachel. Was this the right thing to do, given the circumstances?

4. In "Paranoid: A Chant," there are several instances in which the narrator is showing how obviously disturbed he is. Give one such example and tell why you think that example fits.

5. In what format is "Paranoid: A Chant" written, and what significance does it lend to the story?

6. What significance does the word processor hold for Richard after Jon's death?

7. Why do you think Charles calls the bathroom the basement in "Here There Be Tygers"?

8. What seems to be the catalyst for Curt's break in sanity?

9. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

10. Compare/contrast the two rooms in the PAT. Why do you think they are so drastically different?

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